CBSE Class 8 Revision Worksheet (1)
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A home is a place of residence or refuge. When it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an
individual or a family can live and store personal property. It is generally a place to provide safety and is
used as a center from which people or animals base their daily activities. Most modern-day
households are fitted with electrical appliances, have windows for good air circulation and
contain sanitary facilities and a means of preparing food. Class 8 holiday homework will focus largely
on “Home”. English and Hindi home-works are all about families residing in homes (joint and
nuclear)—article writing, poem etc. Math will focus on dimensions, area etc. of a house. Science
homework deals with all the electrical appliances and the energy they consume whereas Social Science
deals with air and air pollution. The homework for all subjects will be done in one scrap file. Where
work is to be done on chart paper etc, separate instructions have been given.
Project 1 (for first half of the class)
a. Write an article comparing Joint families with Nuclear families. Gather information on the kind of families
that one finds in towns and villages as compared to big cities. Mention the advantages/disadvantages of
both kinds of family system.
b. Draw a sketch of your house and describe it. Make it colourful. Who is the role model for you in your family?
Write about that person in about 80-100 words. Make a relationship chart of the members of your family.
c. Make a list of 10 words from your text book and create a mini dictionary of antonyms in your scrap book.
d. Read the newspaper every day and cut out at least 10 news items which have had an impact on you as a
teenager. Paste them in your scrap book.
Project 2 (for second half of the class)
a. A house of bricks and mortar becomes a home because of people living in it and how they care for each
other. Write an article on the importance of values in a family. What are these values which make a family
happy and peaceful?
b. Describe your dream house. Describe the kind of rooms you would like, the color on the walls, the location
etc. Write a poem along with it on the title ‘My house would be…’
c. Make a list of 10- words from your text book and make a mini dictionary of antonyms in your scrap book.
d. Read the newspaper every day and cut out at least 10 news items which have had an effect on you as a
home owner. Paste them in your scrap book.
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